Tagged: Homeopathy

Is Homeopathy an Environmental and Health Hazard? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 04, 2010

Most reputable scientists agree that homeopathy is pseudoscience and that it doesn’t work. But let us for a moment consider what the consequences would be if homeopathy did work. One major concern would have to be its’ potential as an environmental and health hazard. For those who are not familiar with the concept, homeopathy typically involves taking an ‘active’ component, … Read More

Complexity and Health — A Rant - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 14, 2010

To shamelessly butcher a great H2G2 quote: Biology is complicated. Really complicated. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly complicated it is. I mean you may think it’s complicated to do the morning crossword, but that’s just peanuts to biology. This may seem trivially obvious, I mean we don’t compare things to brain surgery [...] … Read More

Crazy science letter of the week part 13 - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Sep 02, 2010

Gallileo is invoked in this attack on the Skeptics Society with Scott Sharpe suggesting it is conventional medicine not alternative medicine that needs quackbusting… Source: Sunday Star Times Aug 22 And sometimes Sciblogs contributor Dr Michael Edmonds’ response in last weekend’s Sunday Star Times… source: Sunday Star Times Aug 29 … Read More

Pharmacy Customers Perception of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pharmacies - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Aug 05, 2010

Going through the papers cluttering my inbox I found this survey of Australian pharmacy customers relating to their use of CAM and their impressions of how pharmacists should approach the subject. Regular readers of Sciblogs may remember a kerfuffle earlier in the year regarding the sale of homeopathic remedies in pharmacies, I and others were [...] … Read More

Have your say on the development of a Natural Health Products Bill - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 13, 2010

Submissions close in just a few days, on May 17th. PDF and Word copies of the consultation paper are available on-line. The Ministry of Health list the key elements of the consulting paper as: product approval, based on notification of products on a database recognition of the decisions of trusted … Read More

Wet security attack - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 05, 2010

Sent in by a reader is this report of a homeopathic bomb: ‘A homeopathic attack could bring entire cities to a standstill,’ said BBC Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, ‘Large numbers of people could easily become convinced that they have been killed and hospitals would be unable to cope with the massive influx of the ‘walking … Read More